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Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Pioneering in Old Pokey By Billy Hill Round-Up Time and Cattle Drives Like the story of wagon trains, round-ups and cattle drives are associated with the ‘Old West,” but before the advent of the railroad up the...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. What is the area of Pocahontas County? A. 942 square miles Q. How does our county compare in size with other counties in West Virginia? A. Third. Randolph is the largest county; Greenbrier is second largest. Historical...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. Where was the first CCC camp in Pocahontas County? A. Thornwood, followed shortly by Seneca and Watoga. Q. What national work program built roads, sidewalks, indexed deeds and other records at the courthouse, and painted...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. What is the anticline near Huntersville called? A. Devil’s Backbone Q. What are the four land districts of the county? A. Green Bank, Huntersville, Edray and Little Levels. Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County ~ 1901 By William T....

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. Where in Pocahontas County was a federal prison camp from 1938 to 1959? A. Cranberry Glades area, with an address of Mill Point. Q. The Ridge and Valley and the Alleghany Plateau are the two...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 By William T. Price It may not be inappropriate at this time to embody some facts concerning the development of the county in the last decade of the 19th...